Year: 2017 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders. (2017): 238-247. SIEC No: 20170145


•3101 bariatric surgery candidates.
•Self-esteem mediated the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and depression.
•The relationship between BMI and suicidality was mediated by self-esteem.
•The mediated pathways were stronger for males, than for females.
•Findings may be used to optimize depression and interventions.

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